Academic Resouce center finds home in college center

Pierce College Puyallup’s Academic Resource Center, which provides free tutoring and homework help to students, recently moved to the College Center from its previous location in the Library and Science Center.

Zach Smith


Sam Miller, tutoring support supervisor of the center, explained that part of the reason for the move was the center’s previous location. It was obscurely nestled in a corner by the men’s restroom. They also moved the resource center to better meet the needs of the students.

“We are more accessible (now) than we were at the previous location,” Miller said.

Miller explained that there were some space issues at the old location, and he described it as very cramped and cluttered.

“There were situations at our last location where I would see students walk up and then turn away when they saw that the room was full,” Miller said.

He went on to explain that the new room is making it easier to better serve the needs of students.

“The tables that we have are different, we have more versatility with them; we can slide them together and move them around; overall the space has worked out marvelously” he said.

He went on to say that since the move, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of students stopping by the center and that he feels that the new location of the center I attracting more student attention.

Miller said that because the center is located next to the cafeteria, and is in a more noticeable location, that there will be more people passing by and checking it out

The new location of the center used to be an art room, so there was a bit of needed renovation, such as removing unnecessary cabinets and installing carpeting, but the center is now completely furnished and totally operational.

Students interested in using the Academic Resource Center can stop by Room C170.

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Academic Resouce center finds home in college center

by Zach Smith time to read: 1 min